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dbr13 20th October 2012 11:38 AM

Manila
 
I am thinking of working in Manila. Can anyone give me advice on working visas, employment opportunities for Facilities Managers and recommended areas to live.

Asian Spirit 20th October 2012 11:56 AM

Read through many of the posts in this forum as well as other forums for expats and you will find that the Philippines is simply not the place to try and land a job. It is next to impossible to work here legally and if you do, the wages are horribly low.
For retirement, it's a great low cost place---but not for working.


Good luck in your search

dbr13 20th October 2012 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gene and Viol
Read through many of the posts in this forum as well as other forums for expats and you will find that the Philippines is simply not the place to try and land a job. It is next to impossible to work here legally and if you do, the wages are horribly low.
For retirement, it's a great low cost place---but not for working.

Good luck in your search

Thank you for your reply. I recently visited the Philippines and liked the vibe and thought it would be fun to do a two year stint there. I have friends in Manila and was considering working there. Thanks for the advice.

seram 21st October 2012 02:28 AM

As gene said...You just cant decide to work in the Philippines.

You have to apply off shore if u are lucky enough to see a job Advertiesed..

The vibe around the Philippines can be great but it can turn nasty in a matter of seconds....cheers

lefties43332 21st October 2012 10:19 AM

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yes,,spend some serious time here,then decide. The Philippines is the Philippines.

dbr13 21st October 2012 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by seram
As gene said...You just cant decide to work in the Philippines.

You have to apply off shore if u are lucky enough to see a job Advertiesed..

The vibe around the Philippines can be great but it can turn nasty in a matter of seconds....cheers

Thanks seram appreciate your advice.

bairdlander 22nd October 2012 01:33 AM

But are wages for foreigners who work for major foreign owned companies getting the same rate as they would in the west or are they paid PI rate?

richardsinger 31st October 2012 10:21 AM

I expect they would need to be doing something different in order to get higher pay, e.g. supervising the introduction of a new process from the parent company. No incentive for a company to pay a higher wage to a foreigner when there could be a thousand qualified locals willing to work for the market rate.

Richard

Ifrpilot 4th November 2012 08:01 PM

Like others have said, would be a tough one to land. Most ex-pat positions are executive level.

berryb 11th November 2012 08:54 AM

I really dont have anything useful to say I am just trying to get my 5 post to get an active account. But, to answer your question, Bwahahahaha your funny :) . no seriously you will have better luck winning the lotto and then getting ran over by a bus going to get the money, and the bus getting struck by lightning than getting work in the philippines in an expat company. I can tell you three things

1: I went to a resort in Taytay(spelling???), and in the resort they had 5-6 bungalows set to one side roped off, I tried to get those but, the guy said those are for americans working at the power plant, so to not let a chance slip by I started talking about this and all he could tell me is that unless you had a PHD in nuclear physics than you wont be hired.. plus he didnt know anything the resort had special crew to clean their bungalow and the company rented them for a couple years at a time.

2: Dyncorp has(d) a job posting for the philippines in Zambuanga as a fuel manager

3: I read that Clark and Subic has opened up again?? so might try and check into that..


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